Chennai vs Punjab in Indian T20 League

In another clash between unarguably one of the best teams of the Indian Premier League so far, and one of the worst performers, Chennai will host Punjab. Chennai, under the guidance of former India captain MS Dhoni, has been an epitome of consistency over the 12 years of Indian T20 Premier League. The team has managed to retain its core throughout the tournament, with smart additions in several auctions bringing about favourable results in every edition.

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Chennai remains the only one to have qualified for the playoffs in every edition of what is arguably the most competitive franchise T20 tournament in the world. Furthermore, Chennai’s record at home is an enviable one, with the team having won 75 of their 111 home games played till date.

If the stature and records of this team were not daunting enough, Punjab will have their own internal demons adding to the challenge. Punjab has the worst record in Indian T20 Premier League, with only 2 qualifications to the playoffs in 12 years of participation and no titles to show for their efforts.  The team has had to endure constant shuffling of players and management, and they still don’t look like being anywhere near a finished product. For the upcoming editions Punjab have undergone another change at the helm, with Anil Kumble the head coach of the team and the captaincy duties being handed over to KL Rahul.

A team in a perpetual state of uncertainty in Punjab up against one of the most settled squads in the form of Chennai, in their own den – most people would be backing Chennai to grab another easy win.

Head to Head Record of Chennai and Punjab

Played Chennai Won Punjab Won NR
22 13 9 0

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Top Performers in Batting – Chennai vs Punjab Matches

The top scorers in Chennai vs Punjab matches are:

Most Runs

  • Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 711
  • MS Dhoni (Chennai) – 525
  • Faf du Plessis (Chennai) – 346

Highest Scores

  • Virender Sehwag (Punjab) – 122
  • Paul Valthaty (Punjab) – 120*
  • Michael Hussey (Chennai) – 116*

As one can see, the Chennai batsmen have had a good time against the Punjab bowlers. With all three of Raina, Dhoni and du Plessis still a part of the team, they would surely be looking forward to this clash. Keep a close eye on these three players while building your Indian T20 Fantasy Premier League teams.

Top Performers in Bowling – Punjab vs Chennai Matches

The bowlers with highest wickets and excellent economy in Punjab vs Chennai matches are:

Most Wickets

  • Ravichandran Ashwin (Chennai) – 18 wickets
  • Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) – 14 wickets
  • Albie Morkel (Chennai) – 12 wickets

Best Bowling

  • Lakshmipathy Balaji (Chennai) – 5/24
  • Lungi Ngidi (Chennai) – 4/10
  • Parvinder Awana (Punjab) – 4/30

The bowling performances too are dominated by the Chennai players. In fact, even in the list of top 10 wicket-takers, only 2 Punjab players can be found, that too players who have stopped playing for the franchise long back.

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